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AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal arrested for misbehaving with woman

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:48 IST

In fresh trouble for the Aam Aam Party (AAP), their MLA from Deoli was arrested on 8 July on charges of misbehaving with a woman.

An FIR has been lodged against MLA Prakash Jarwal at the Greater Kailash Police Station under sections 354, 506, 509 and 34 of the IPC for misbehaving with a woman.

The victim says she first approached the offices of the LG and the Delhi police before filing the FIR. This is not the first time that Jarwal has courted trouble. In May 2014, he was arrested for allegedly thrashing a junior engineer of Delhi Jal Board.

The arrest comes on the heels of AAP leader Ashish Khetan being booked for hurting religious sentiments in Punjab and the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's principal secretary Rajendra Kumar on corruption charges. Earlier, AAP MLA Naresh Yadav was named in an FIR related to a recent case of alleged 'desecration' of the Quran.

The AAP has been claiming that the string of attacks against them is the work of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who was troubling them as they fear losing the upcoming Punjab Assembly polls.


First published: 8 July 2016, 9:17 IST